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Royal Armouries Museum

Fantasy Heroes

An action-packed weekend
25th January - 10:00 am - 26th January - 5:00 pm
Free

Winter is here, so you’re going to have to decide what to do with the time given to you. And whether it’s dragons or demons or ‘filthy orcses’, all you’ve got in your battle against the darkness is heart, faith and steel.

Luckily we have the latter in plentiful supply at the Royal Armouries, so bring heart and faith and maybe a packed lunch, and let the training begin.

Daily programme of events

10.30 am – 4 pm
Meet the Fantasy Heroes
Photo opportunities with costumed characters

11.00 am
The reality behind the fantasy
Learn how the exciting fight choreography of major films and TV shows is (or is not) based on historical weapons techniques.

11.00 am
Film Fight School
Learn how to fight like they do in the movies.
Have-a-go workshop suitable for ages 6+ (with parental supervision)
£3.50 book on the day

11.45 am
Combat: Game of Thrones
See Jon Snow face down Janos Slynt in single combat for control of the Knight’s Watch, in our tribute to this TV masterpiece.

12 noon
Film Fight School

12.30 pm
Combat: The Lord of the Rings
Our homage to the epic saga, as an evil Orc faces a courageous Rider of Rohan in single combat.

1 pm
Film Fight School

1.30 pm
How to slay a dragon
Our very own fantasy heroes present their ideas for dragon-slaying weapons from the Museum’s collection – but only you can judge which is best!

2 pm
Film Fight School

2.15 pm
Combat: Game of Thrones
See Jon Snow face down Janos Slynt in single combat for control of the Knight’s Watch, in our tribute to this TV masterpiece.

3 pm
Combat: The Lord of the Rings
Our homage to the epic saga, as an evil Orc faces a courageous Rider of Rohan in single combat.

3 pm
Film Fight School

3.30 pm
Talk: From battle scene to silver screen
Explore the arms and armour seen on the big screen and its real life inspirations.

(Correct at time of publication. Royal Armouries reserves the right to change the programme without prior notification)

New gallery display

Discover the magic behind the movies with Make: Believe a new display showcasing the museum’s extensive collection of arms, armour and ephemera from cult and classic movies, television shows, stage and more.


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